Discovery certificate for object 2017gfq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13197 [ 2017TNSTR.888....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-20 23:06:05
Sender: ATLAS (ATLAS_Bot1)
Source Group: ATLAS

J. Tonry, B. Stalder, L. Denneau, A. Heinze, H. Weiland (IfA, University of Hawaii), A. Rest (STScI), K.W. Smith, S. J. Smartt (Queen's University Belfast) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2017gfq
Discoverer internal name: ATLAS17joy
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:31:57.189 (232.988287143) DEC = -31:46:13.44 (-31.7704)
Discovery date: 2017-08-10 07:12:00 (JD=2457975.8)



Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-10 07:12:00
Flux: 18.2 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-08-10 07:01:55
Limiting flux: 18.22 ABMag
Filter: orange-ATLAS
Instrument: ACAM1
Telescope: ATLAS Haleakala


Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2017gfq